UCF Global Perspectives


Harbor House Purple Door Luncheon

Ashna Govil, Intern, Women and Children

October 26, 2017

On Wednesday, October 18, Orlando’s Harbor House hosted their annual Purple Door Luncheon, a fundraiser to deepen awareness of domestic violence prevention. Harbor House is a domestic violence victim advocacy organization that provides critical services to survivors of domestic violence in Central Florida and also educates the community about the societal problem. Along with networking opportunities, this year’s Purple Door Luncheon, at the Rosen Centre, featured a special awards ceremony for local and national champions. Among those honored were Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley, Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Ted Maines and the Muslim Women’s Organization.

The CEO of the company, Michelle Sperzel, thanked guests for their attendance and welcomed on stage a survivor of domestic abuse, Lisa Alexander. Lisa shared her touching story with the audience, thanking Harbor House for giving her tremendous support in her time of need. Money raised at the event supports Harbor House’s mission to stop the cycle of domestic violence by ensuring that every victim has the resources they need. Within the year of 2016, 4,719 survivors used Harbor House in Central Florida and the annual luncheon fundraises for those strong individuals







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